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DIY Scavenger Hunt Journal

Americana® Acrylics

DIY Scavenger Hunt Journal
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DIY Scavenger Hunt Journal

designed by PLA Schneider

Materials for this journal, painted with Americana® Acrylics, are odds and ends found at home.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Baby Blue (DAO42)
  • Baby Pink (DAO31)
  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Bright Green (DAO54)
  • Pistachio Mint (DA253)
  • Primary Red (DA199)
  • Primary Yellow (DA201)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • hole punch
  • palette knife
  • fabric scraps
  • shaving cream
  • binder ring (5)
  • embellishments (buttons, faux flowers, blue jean pocket)
  • cardstock (white)
  • cookie sheet (something to contain shaving cream)


  1. Place shaving cream on the cookie sheet and smooth out with a palette knife.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Squirt out several colors of your choice onto the shaving cream; use any colors from the above list.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Press the cardstock into shaving cream.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lift the cardstock and use a palette knife to swipe off the shaving cream, revealing the marbleized effect. Repeat this process for as many pages as you'd like for your journal. Let the pages dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a hole punch to punch five holes on the left sides of the cardstock pages.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Place the binder rings through all the pages and all five holes. Begin decorating the journal with magazine cut-outs and whatever "found objects" you have in your home.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Try a fun cut-out window.
    Step 6 Example
  8. You can even use a pocket from an old pair of jeans. Have fun and get creative with your scavenger hunt journal.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Cut out strips of scrap fabric, about 3/4".
    Step 8 Example
  10. Tie the strips of fabric to the binder rings: three per ring.
    Step 9 Example